International Humanist and Ethical Union

We are the global representative body of the humanist movement, uniting a diversity of non-religious organisations and individuals.

aka Humanists International   |   Washington, DC, DC   |  http://www.humanists.international/

Mission

The mission of Humanists International is to build and represent the global humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes humanist values world-wide.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Gary McLelland

Main address

1821 Jefferson Pl NW

Washington, DC, DC 20036 USA

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Formerly known as

International Humanist and Ethical Union

EIN

52-2194803

NTEE code info

International Human Rights (Q70)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We campaign on humanist issues. We defend humanists at risk of persecution and violence. We lobby for humanist values at international institutions, including the United Nations. And we work to build the humanist movement around the world. Through Humanists International, humanists have a place at the table in international affairs. We speak from a specifically humanist perspective, representing our members and supporters at international bodies like the United Nations in Geneva and New York, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, the Council of Europe, and other bodies. This means we are able to influence international law under the human rights framework, and this is a core area of our policy work.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Promote Humanism

To promote Humanism as a non-theistic life stance throughout the world.

Population(s) Served

To represent humanists within the international community and organisations

Population(s) Served

To defend human rights and the rights of Humanists

Population(s) Served

To develop organised Humanism in every part of the world.

Population(s) Served

To build a strong and effective global organisation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are the global representative body of the humanist movement, uniting a diversity of non-religious organisations and individuals. We want everyone to live a life of dignity in a world where universal human rights are respected and protected, and where states uphold secularism.

We work to build and represent the global humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes Humanist values world-wide.
Our Aims are:
● We will have successful and sustainable member organisations in every part of the world
● We will create a coordinated global movement by supporting and developing our network
● We will influence and shape international and regional government policies
● We will have sufficient reputation, resources, and effectiveness to achieve our objectives

This strategic plan will see Humanists International continue to lead the international movement as an advocate for change. With increased resources from a more diverse range of sources we will have expanded our professional staff team and recruit more volunteers.

In 2020 Humanists International will be a larger and more professional organisation, with a noticeably more international feel whose content will be available in more languages. Our advocacy work will be strengthened by an expanded and reinvigorated team of delegations led by the Director of Advocacy. We will be including more of our members and supporters in our campaign work, in a more planned and thoughtful way. We will have more members in priority regions in the global south. These members will be engaged and active.

The Board of Humanists International will continue to give high-level strategic direction, ensure compliance and scrutinize the work of the staff team. The Board of Humanists International will continue to be a high-level group of dedicated people from a diverse background, who will oversee and scrutinize the work of the staff team.

As an advocate for progressive values and a driver of change, Humanists International has a reputation, at all the institutions where we work, as a source of clear, principled, and evidence-driven policy leadership. We provide unique and high-quality research, information, and leadership on key humanist issues. Looking towards 2020 we must improve the service we deliver to our members, so that they value membership with Humanists International as a cost-effective way of influencing the global agenda. Communicating the value of Humanists International membership and devising new and creative ways of supporting our members will be crucial to achieving our mission.

There are many exciting opportunities. We will continue to work flexibly and adapt to them as they arise, at the same time working to achieve planned and structured growth for our network.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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International Humanist and Ethical Union

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson

Anne-France Ketelaer

Boris Ham

Rebecca Hale

Gulalai Ismail

Kristin Mile

Roslyn Mould

Uttam Niraula

David Pineda